This is Part 2 of our Toxin Free Family series. We will continue learning how you identify and eradicate the hidden toxins in your home that may be harming your family’s health and wellness. Read on to continue to discover natural substitutions and simple DIY solutions that will give you peace of mind that your home is not actually a source of unhealthy elements doing more harm than good to your family’s health.
The Hidden Toxins in Laundry Detergents and Fabric Softeners
Scented, petroleum-based laundry detergents contain high levels of VOCs. These hazardous chemicals are linked to asthma and possibly cancer. They add to indoor air pollution and are absorbed through your skin which can create a host of problems.
Did you know that 83.33% of fabric softeners get a D or F rating from the Environmental Working Group? Fabric softeners and dryer sheets coat our clothes with a subtle layer of slimy chemicals which is why they feel a little softer. The most common softening chemicals are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium compounds).
The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, a leading international authority on asthma, calls these chemicals “asthmagens,” substances that can cause asthma to develop in otherwise healthy people. (SOURCE: Rebecca Sutton , PhD, EWG Senior Scientist)
A Natural Option for Laundry Detergent
Thieves Laundry Soap with a plant-based formula, gently and naturally washes your clothes and cleans them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.
Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers , including high-efficiency, and its highly concentrated formula (6x) will provide around 64 loads with just 32 fl Oz. (946 ml).
Do it Yourself Fabric Softener and Static Reducer
Use Wool Dryer Balls + 3-4 drops of essential oils. Wool Dryer Balls are a 100% natural replacement for dryer sheets. You can purchase them already felted and ready to go or you can make them yourself.
Add 3-4 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil combination and re-use for up to 2-3 loads of laundry for a fresh, static-free experience that can actually speed up your drying time also!
Your family’s health and wellness should your highest priority and we look forward to sharing with you more tips in how to do that as we continue this series in having a Toxin Free Family!
How do you protect your family’s health and wellness in the toxin clouded world we live in?